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5/29/2019 1:43 AM

peecee wrote:

I wonder why one of the most important bikes on the race circuit was stored in a van with windows and not the big safe secure box Intense were towing ? and why was the bike fully built if they only just arrived in the country ?

Is it just me, or does the trailer look like it has been forced open? (Second photo on their IG)

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5/29/2019 2:14 AM

Seems like they are taking every little bit of publicity they can get at them moment...

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5/29/2019 3:18 AM

Fort William/Nevis Range local Mikayla Parton is about to tackle her second ever World Cup, on home soil. Check in with this talented rider who only picked up bikes in 2015 and learn a bit more about what it's like to have such an iconic race track track right next door:

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5/29/2019 3:10 PM

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5/30/2019 12:06 PM

Ben Cathro and Greg Minnaar go deep in this interview:

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5/30/2019 3:08 PM

amaury's sense of humor?

followed by this photo in his insta stories...

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5/30/2019 3:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/30/2019 3:27 PM

^^. Chirp. Chirp.

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5/30/2019 3:31 PM

Santa Cruz are awesome for sponsoring all of Cathro's travel this year that is f'ing commendable

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5/30/2019 5:06 PM

bturman wrote:

Ben Cathro and Greg Minnaar go deep in this interview:

In all sports, people are obsessed with the thought of when a legend/future hall of famer is going to retire. From this video and his AMA on the other site among a number of other interviews its always "When are you going to retire?". I don't get it... I'm tuning in to watch Minnaar race World Cups every time, hope the guys around for years more. I guess I just don't get the fascination with it

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5/30/2019 7:58 PM

greg has been busy. loic bruni corners him and grills him in outspoken ep. 2. knowledge dropped for days.

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5/31/2019 3:47 AM

A fresh new web series just launched, perfect for keeping up with some of your favorite American downhillers:

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5/31/2019 8:37 AM

Scotland living up to its reputation, not only is it raining race day, it’s raining for the foreseeable future. At least it’s no surprise going to be a wet race

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5/31/2019 8:55 AM

The UCI has just announced an extra, single-run training opportunity for Elite Women ranked 6-15 on race day, just before the last Elite Men's training schedule (which the top-5 Elite Women already have access to as of this year). This levels the playing field somewhat for the women ranked 6-15 who now get a chance to feel out the track a bit closer in time to their race run, in addition to their race day early morning session.
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PRESS RELEASE: UCI

The Women’s rider representative Myriam Nicole has recently been in contact with the top-15 riders to discuss group training.

Due to the short notice there will be no change to the published training schedule: Women will train with Group B, and the top-5 Women can also train with Group A.

However, on Sunday there will also be an opportunity for the riders 6 - 15 to do a single non-stop run at 10:50am - 10:56am between the finish of the Men Junior race and the start of official training for the Elite Men riders who have qualified for the Final. Myriam will continue to liaise with the riders and the UCI to ensure any possible future changes to schedule will be communicated well in advance of the event.
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5/31/2019 1:33 PM

Brendog out for Fort William:

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5/31/2019 2:00 PM

am I the only one hyped to see more of finn iles? I feel like hes such a talented rider, but no one seems to know who he is

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5/31/2019 2:01 PM

harorider13 wrote:

Scotland living up to its reputation, not only is it raining race day, it’s raining for the foreseeable future. At least it’s no surprise going to be a wet race

its gonna be a gnarly one for sure

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5/31/2019 2:17 PM

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5/31/2019 2:29 PM

harorider13 wrote:

Scotland living up to its reputation, not only is it raining race day, it’s raining for the foreseeable future. At least it’s no surprise going to be a wet race

Weather in the UK is so hard to predict like anywhere but from the 2 sites i go off it may not be the worst for qualis (but then again these forecasts are for the town not what’s happening on top of the hill)



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5/31/2019 3:14 PM

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5/31/2019 3:15 PM

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5/31/2019 5:35 PM

Mmmm his story should of say tweaked my ankle again today not please heel faster, seems to me that his ankle isn’t up to scratch and it’s another social media story excuse

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6/1/2019 2:07 AM

LOL Amaury trying a Danny MacAskill version of the line through the muddy woods:

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6/1/2019 2:40 AM

Catch up on news, gossip, and of course the weather with your favorite WynTV reporter coming in wet and cold from the Scottish Highlands:

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6/1/2019 2:59 AM

All the action along with expert analysis and insights as Eliot Jackson and Red Bull take you trackside in Fort William during Friday's practice and timed training sessions:

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6/1/2019 6:40 AM

Serious Question...

Would anyone here pay for a "season pass" (like motocross) to be able to watch a live feed of qualifying? I would. I'd pay $50 or something to watch it through the year.

RedBull is already there filming, and I get paying for the crew isn't free, but just to put a handful of camera men on course and then have the control booth toggle between them for everyone's run, even without a commentator, I'd be in.

Net cost to RedBull would be minimal being I have to think their fixed costs of filming are the big chunk compared to the variable cost of one more day for a handful of dudes. (Maybe $5K?)

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6/1/2019 7:23 AM

jeff.brines wrote:

Serious Question...

Would anyone here pay for a "season pass" (like motocross) to be able to watch a live feed of qualifying? I would. I'd pay $50 or something to watch it through the year.

RedBull is already there filming, and I get paying for the crew isn't free, but just to put a handful of camera men on course and then have the control booth toggle between them for everyone's run, even without a commentator, I'd be in.

Net cost to RedBull would be minimal being I have to think their fixed costs of filming are the big chunk compared to the variable cost of one more day for a handful of dudes. (Maybe $5K?)

100% Yes. Double up the amount of racing watched on the weekend would be well worth the cost.

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6/1/2019 7:27 AM

jeff.brines wrote:

Serious Question...

Would anyone here pay for a "season pass" (like motocross) to be able to watch a live feed of qualifying? I would. I'd pay $50 or something to watch it through the year.

RedBull is already there filming, and I get paying for the crew isn't free, but just to put a handful of camera men on course and then have the control booth toggle between them for everyone's run, even without a commentator, I'd be in.

Net cost to RedBull would be minimal being I have to think their fixed costs of filming are the big chunk compared to the variable cost of one more day for a handful of dudes. (Maybe $5K?)

i definitely would.

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6/1/2019 8:38 AM

I would pay however the number of track cameras would need to increase I want see more wooded areas and not motorways.

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6/1/2019 9:14 AM

jeff.brines wrote:

Serious Question...

Would anyone here pay for a "season pass" (like motocross) to be able to watch a live feed of qualifying? I would. I'd pay $50 or something to watch it through the year.

RedBull is already there filming, and I get paying for the crew isn't free, but just to put a handful of camera men on course and then have the control booth toggle between them for everyone's run, even without a commentator, I'd be in.

Net cost to RedBull would be minimal being I have to think their fixed costs of filming are the big chunk compared to the variable cost of one more day for a handful of dudes. (Maybe $5K?)

Yup

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6/1/2019 12:16 PM

jeff.brines wrote:

Serious Question...

Would anyone here pay for a "season pass" (like motocross) to be able to watch a live feed of qualifying? I would. I'd pay $50 or something to watch it through the year.

RedBull is already there filming, and I get paying for the crew isn't free, but just to put a handful of camera men on course and then have the control booth toggle between them for everyone's run, even without a commentator, I'd be in.

Net cost to RedBull would be minimal being I have to think their fixed costs of filming are the big chunk compared to the variable cost of one more day for a handful of dudes. (Maybe $5K?)

Definitely not $5k.

Not saying that sales of a "season pass" with extra access to media would not be able to offset the additional expense for production on that extra day but it's a lot more than $5k I would guess. I can't speak to the specifics of how Red Bull is running things but you're potentially having to bring in the cam ops a day earlier, that includes lodging, per diem, and work meals. Any additional support crew like assistant camera crew, same thing. If you want audio on that feed you'll have to be paying for an audio supervisor and any sound utility crew who now also potentially have to be brought in and supported a day earlier. The tech truck people have to get in a day earlier to build out and get things running in time to capture qualifiers and that's more than just one person at a board switching feed from camera to camera. That's a whole bunch of people who have to run miles of cable on the hillside, build out the data pipeline, get the control room operational, etc. All those people need to get there and do this a day earlier now too.

It would not surprise me if it was more than an order of magnitude more expensive than $5k. My guess would be closer to 50k. Could they sell a thousand subscriptions to that extra access at $50 worldwide per season? Probably. I likely would buy into it. But production ain't cheap. And it's rarely as simple as just tossing a few dudes at a location with a camera for an extra day.

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